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Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:05:57 PM »
I'm one week away from beginning the journey into Fatherhood, we're having (non-identical) twin girls. I need to figure out this parenting job as I go along.

Congrats dude. (As a non-parent) the best newborn advice I’ve heard: labor is tough and crotch stitches hurt. If mom needs a week before accepting guests (no matter who wants to meet the little ones) let her have some time to rest. (Bonus, it gives you time to figure out the nap/feeding/poop schedule so no one has to meet a fussy baby unless you want them to)

Unwashed Village / Re: This place is a wasteland...
« on: September 13, 2017, 04:42:13 AM »
Chucara hosts the site as an offshoot of his personal page (or something like that)
HoopyFrood does most of the actual mod stuff (not that we have much need for that right now)

I'm not sure who still checks regularly enough to count anymore

Unwashed Village / Re: It's that day again.
« on: July 05, 2017, 03:15:45 AM »
And now I have an image in my head of someone attaching steam engines to Dover and sailing the island over to shake their fists at New York. Do you think Scotland would be ok with that?

Unwashed Village / Re: What games have you been playing latly?
« on: June 06, 2017, 06:32:39 AM »

It's "masturbate". Masterbate makes me think of someone who's really skilled at holding their breath.

I figured I was spelling it wrong but I will put in on the record how well he holds his breath if anyone is interested. ;)

Unwashed Village / Re: What games have you been playing latly?
« on: June 04, 2017, 01:24:48 PM »

Boy, life is really going to suck when I get married and have kids and a career.

I've been married for almost 5 years and my husband has just as much gaming/computer time as before we moved in together. Hell, he even masterbates more than he did before we were married (while still keeping up the interest in me that I expect/hope for).

Your priorities will change on their own. Unless you seriously fuck up somewhere, it won't be like someone flipped a light switch. Life will be as it is now, exactly what you make of it.

Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: April 08, 2017, 06:43:22 AM »
Good to hear that you're safe

Unwashed Village / Re: What if Trump played D&D?
« on: March 30, 2017, 03:52:57 AM »
That is both amazing and terrifying. It's up there with the Zap Brannigan pics

Your hat I quite fetching, though quite vibrant for a dwarf

Unwashed Village / Re: Happy new year!
« on: January 01, 2017, 12:59:47 PM »
May we all have a better year than the last

Unwashed Village / Re: The Presidential Debatabacle
« on: November 09, 2016, 09:26:12 AM »

Unwashed Village / Re: The Presidential Debatabacle
« on: October 25, 2016, 10:23:43 AM »
I was thinking more of the portrayal of the Clintons as people not necessarily as politicians. History is already telling us what to think of the 90's. Hillary was only mentioned in a few chapters of the book, the focus was more on complaining about Bill.

The book is strongly anecdotal but it confirms stuff that is easily seen. Hillary is a PR machine and I'm not sure there is any documented occurrence of her acting like an actual person rather than (excuse the term) a Kardashian. At face value she is a facade but she does have a strong history proving she knows what she's talking about.

Unwashed Village / Re: The Presidential Debatabacle
« on: October 25, 2016, 01:02:16 AM »
The book A Deriliction of Duty paints a believable picture of Hillary in my mind. It's not a very flattering picture but shows that she knows the system inside and out and will not hesitate to use it.

Trump on the other hand.... I feel this parliament hearing should speak for itself but apparently doesn't. When one of our allies has to even think about discussing barring a presidential hopeful from the country, what does that say about his foreign policy?

As much as I want anyone rather than Hillary because of who she seems to be as a person, she might be the right person for the job (at least of the options). We know she knows the system and as almighty Oprah said - I don't have to have her over for dinner. I just desperately wish I had another realistic option.

Unwashed Village / Re: Americans (some of them) are so stupid...
« on: October 25, 2016, 12:43:33 AM »
To quote a legend: I'm afraid of Americans

Adding to what TK said.

Look at song lyrics. Lyrics have a specific meter and are meant to flow off the tongue just like poetry. For a more specific example look at rap music. Rap original stood for rhythm and poetry. 80's/early 90's rap has good examples of flow that follow poetic expectations (I don't listen to much rap and can't give you specific examples off the top of my head. for some reason Ice Cube, Ice Tea, and east coast rappers come to mind)

If you need a concrete form I think sestina poems don't need to rhyme (it's been 5 years since my last poetry class). If I'm remembering right sestinas rely on 6 different end words that are rearranged per stanza (with 6 stanzas or so). As for poet, I think Emily Dickinson relied more on meter than overt rhyme.

Adding: pentameter! That has something to do with it too. It's focused on more in Shakespeare, I think. I've always hated pentameter but I probably subconsciously use it

Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: July 05, 2016, 08:14:54 PM »
My coworker had to get rid of a pair of rats due to lease issues. Last week the rats came to us and my husband was amazingly excited. 36 hours into our care one of the rats passed, the only cause we can find was stress due to the move. The other rat was grieving but responsive and we were discussing the appropriate time to get her a new cage mate to help her over the grief. Last night she crashed and this morning we took her to the vet. We were too late to help her do anything but pass peacefully.

I know animals can hide being sick and that stress can and will speed up what would otherwise be a treatable illness. I know it's hard to comfort a grieving rat who lost a lifelong cage mate, especially when there's all sorts of other factors to count on like moving in with strangers. It feels like there should have been more for us to do even though I know it's just wishful thinking.

My husband is taking it hard while I'm caught between grief and practicality of facts. We had a chance to fulfill a promise that was made before my husband's dad died and it didn't last long. He's withdrawing into his natural grief response and I'm typing this. I wish there was something I could do for him but all I can do is wait and watch time.

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